Category: Gear Review

REI Flash 22 Day Pack

The REI Flash 22 is a perfect day pack for a short or long hike. The ultra light design of ensures comfort but doesn’t sacrifice any essential features. The pack also can double as a great travel pack, especially for light travelers. The small frame… Continue Reading “REI Flash 22 Day Pack”

GoPro Hero 5 Black

  The GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera is small, lightweight camera packed with a lot of sophistication. At just over 4 ounces, this is a luxury item that won’t bog down your pack weight. The short square shape of the camera makes it… Continue Reading “GoPro Hero 5 Black”

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent

    The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent is an extremely light but durable tent. In the three years that I owned the Fly Creek, it survived six months on the Appalachian Trail, an eight week cross-country motorcycle trip and many short camping… Continue Reading “Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent”

Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoe

  The women’s Brooks Cascadia 12 is a trail running shoe that provides the comfort of a sneaker but the durability of a hiking boot. I recently made the switch from my Salomon trail runners to the Cascadia. Given the mega popularity of the… Continue Reading “Brooks Cascadia 12 Trail Running Shoe”

Salomon Lightning Softshell Jacket

The Women’s Salomon Lightening Softshell Jacket is a lightweight, flattering and comfortable softshell. I’ve owned this jacket for nine months and hiked with it a few times this year, including a recent one that involved some heavy rock scrambling in Shenandoah National Park. I… Continue Reading “Salomon Lightning Softshell Jacket”